Period
to 28 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 103 114
Rank change year-on-year +57 +11 +6
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 10 9 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.61% 0.43% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 14.08% 3.53% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 32
Median daily rate £450 £325 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -53.57% +93.10%
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £700
% change year-on-year +30.77% -53.57% +154.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 71 255 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.43% 12.13% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 110 190
Median daily rate £410 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% -3.24% +7.59%
10th Percentile £220 £150 £154
90th Percentile £575 £538 £689
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Median hourly rate £23.25 £15.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.60% -9.37% +62.79%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.17 £14.64
90th Percentile £32.73 £17.42 £44.27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year +95.53% +2.29% -15.66%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) NetApp
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
2 6 (60.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) SIEM
4 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (40.00%) LogRhythm
4 4 (40.00%) Coaching
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 4 (40.00%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (40.00%) Nexpose
4 4 (40.00%) QRadar
4 4 (40.00%) Data-Flow Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (40.00%) NCSC
4 4 (40.00%) NIST
5 3 (30.00%) Decision-Making
5 3 (30.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) InfluxDB
General
1 6 (60.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Kanban
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Data-Flow Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SIEM
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (30.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (10.00%) Architectural Design
4 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 3 (30.00%) CCSP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) CISM
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (40.00%) NCSC
1 4 (40.00%) NIST
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Nexpose
1 4 (40.00%) QRadar
2 2 (20.00%) Avamar
2 2 (20.00%) StackStorm
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) Consul
3 1 (10.00%) Grafana
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) NetApp
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) LogRhythm